Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

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Friday, January 12, 2018
Constitution Pipeline Request Denied by Federal Agency
Yesterday, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a decision , which spells bad news for the proposed Constitution Pipeline, a 124-mile natural gas pipeline slated to run through New York State and Pennsylvania. Constitution Pipeline went to FERC and asked them to invalidate the New...
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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Chlorpyrifos Pesticide Harms Salmon and Orcas, Government Report Says
A group of three widely used agricultural pesticides jeopardizes the survival of endangered salmon, according to a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) biological opinion unveiled this week. Chlorpyrifos, malathion, and diazinon—all organophosphate pesticides— harm salmon and their habitat to...
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Monday, January 08, 2018
Tribal, Conservation Groups Urge Court to Restore Endangered Species Protections for Yellowstone Grizzlies
Tribal and conservation interests today asked a federal judge to invalidate a government decision to strip the Yellowstone region’s grizzly bears of longstanding endangered species protections. The coalition cited the recent reopening of public comment on the Yellowstone grizzly delisting rule as...
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Trump Administration’s New Leasing Plan Would Expand Offshore Drilling Everywhere
The Trump Administration unveiled its proposed Five-Year Plan for offshore leasing today. This proposal – which identifies which offshore territories could ultimately be auctioned off to the fossil fuel industry for oil and gas drilling – exposes coastal communities to unacceptable harm. Oil spills...
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Thursday, December 21, 2017
Doctors and Scientists Challenge Removal of EPA Science Advisers
Today, a coalition of doctors, scientists, and professional groups are filing a lawsuit challenging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s attempt to remove highly qualified, independent scientists from advisory committees that ensure the integrity of science at the agency. EPA advisory committees...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Groups Sue Over Trump Administration Rollback of Protections Against Methane Waste on Public Lands
A coalition of conservation and tribal citizen groups today filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging the Trump Administration’s suspension of the Bureau of Land Management’s Waste Prevention Rule and seeking to have these protections put back in...
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Monday, December 18, 2017
As Spreading of Toxic Coal Ash Increases, Groups Oppose Reviving EPA Promotional Reuse Program
Following industry requests that EPA revive an ill-fated partnership to “promote” the reuse of toxic coal ash, 13 public health and environmental groups today sent a letter urging EPA not to revive that controversial program and to complete a long-delayed study of historical coal ash fill sites as...
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Monday, December 18, 2017
Conservation Advocates Take Scott Pruitt's “Do-Nothing” Texas Pollution Plan to Court
A group of clean air and parks conservation advocacy groups on Friday challenged the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to allow polluters to increase health and visibility-harming pollution in court. The groups filed a lawsuit in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals , along with a petition...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
EPA Moves To Gut Agricultural Worker Protection Standards
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will revise crucial protections for more than two million farm workers and pesticide applicators by the federal Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS) and the Certification of Pesticide Applicators (CPA) rule . The WPS establishes...
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Monday, December 04, 2017
Alaska Native and Conservation Groups Sue Bureau of Land Management for Shortsighted Approval of Mineral Exploration
An Alaska Native Tribal Government and three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for failing to consider the future impacts of mine development before approving an exploration plan for a hardrock mine project in the Chilkat River watershed in Southeast Alaska. The...
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